updated 04:15 pm EST, Fri January 11, 2008
Phiaton Audio MW 2008
Cresyn's new Phiaton audio label has announced this week that it will begin its lineup with several audio devices, including its first docking audio systems. The MS600 (shown) is designed to cradle the iPod but will separate itself from most speaker docks through its style; the device will mimic the automotive theme of the company's existing headphones with a carbon-fiber look and tube-shaped satellites, the company says. It will also produce more power than most iPod docks with as much as 60 watts of power and a built-in amp. The MS600 releases in March and should receive pricing closer to its ship date.
The firm also plans to release the PS200, a set of in-canal earbuds inspired by jet turbines with "memory" silicon tips, and the PS500, a set of padded headphones with a leather outer shell. A smaller set of leather-covered headphones as well as a two sets of carbon-fiber style headphones will also be available. These should accompany the MS600 in March.